Hara Bhara Burger ( Burgers and Smoothies Recipe)
by Tarla Dalal
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Tangy, spicy, tempting… name it and you’ll get it in this super-duper hara bhara burger! the popular hara bhara cutlet, usually served as a starter, is combined with marinated paneer and onion rings to make a delectable burger. Regular fries perked up with chilli powder and garlic makes a great accompaniment for this burger, while the green chutney adds a minty touch.
- Clean, wash and soak the chana dal for 1 hour. Drain well.
- Add the ginger, garlic, green chillies and ¾ cup of water and pressure cook for 3 whistles or until the dal is cooked. Drain and discard any excess water. Cool slightly and keep aside.
- Combine the spinach, green peas and cooked dal mixture and blend in a mixer to a coarse paste without using any water.
- Transfer the paste into a bowl, add the paneer, potatoes, chaat masala, garam masala, half the bread crumbs and salt and mix well.
- Divide it into 4 equal portions and shape each portion into a circle of 75 mm. (3”) diameter and 1 cm thickness.
- Dip each cutlet in the plain flour mixture and roll in the remaining bread crumbs till it is evenly coated from all the sides.
- Heat the oil in a kadhai and deep-fry each cutlet till it turns golden brown in colour from both the sides. Drain on absorbent paper and keep aside.
- Combine all the ingredients, except the cream and blend in a blender to a smooth paste.
- Transfer it into a bowl, add the cream and mix well. Keep aside.
- Combine the mayonnaise and 5 tbsp of the green chutney in a bowl and mix well. Keep the green mayonnaise aside.
- Combine the paneer slices, onion rings and the remaining 5 tbsp of the prepared green chutney in another bowl and toss gently. Keep aside to marinate for 15 minutes.
- Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, add the marinated paneer and onions and sauté gently on a medium flame for 5 minutes or till the paneer pieces turn light brown in colour from all the sides. Keep aside.
- Cut each burger bun horizontally into two. Apply ½ tsp of butter on the insides of each half of the burger bun and toast them lightly on a tava (griddle). Keep aside.
- Apply 1 tbsp of the green mayonnaise on buttered side of all the bun halves.
- Place a lower half of a bun on a clean, dry surface with the buttered–green mayonnaise side facing up.
- Place a cutlet and 1 cheese slice over it.
- Again apply 1 tbsp of the green mayonnaise, place 3 sautéed paneer slices and 3 marinated onion rings and cover with an upper half of the bun with the buttered–green mayonnaise side facing down and press it lightly.
- Repeat with the remaining ingredients to make 3 more burgers.
- Serve immediately with chilli garlic fries.
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